22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Diego is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to San Diego. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, things will get cooler in San Diego: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

4
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nicholas Canyon Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to Two Rodeo Drive and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar Beach, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel route planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St. Helena using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by North Beach, wander the streets of SoMa, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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